If you didn’t know, NYT bestselling author Morgan Rhodes came to Toronto this week for a book launch for A BOOK OF SPIRITS AND THIEVES. This is the first book in the Spirits and Thieves trilogy, a spin-off series to the FALLING KINGDOMS books.
ABOSAT is a little different from the Falling Kingdoms series (a YA high fantasy series) as it takes place in both modern-day Toronto (right across from the UofT campus, actually!) and in Mytica, the fantastical world of Falling Kingdoms. However, the events that take place in Mytica in ABOSAT happen 1000 years before the events of Falling Kingdoms, so there’s no need to worry! Neither series depends on the other–but reading both really helps to expand your knowledge on the world!
Here’s the cover and synopsis:
Modern-day sisters discover deadly ancient magic in book 1 of this Falling Kingdoms spin-off series!
Worlds collide in this suspenseful, page-turning Falling Kingdoms spin-off series, which explores a whole new side of Mytica—and an even darker version of its magic.
Crystal Hatcher, Modern-day Toronto: It’s a normal afternoon in her mother’s antique bookshop when Crys witnesses the unthinkable: her little sister Becca collapses into a coma after becoming mesmerized by a mysterious book written in an unrecognizable language.
Maddox Corso, Ancient Mytica: Maddox Corso doesn’t think much of it when he spots an unfamiliar girl in his small village. Until, that is, he realizes that she is a spirit, and he is the only one who can see or hear her. Her name is Becca Hatcher, and she needs Maddox to help get her home.
Farrell Grayson, Modern-day Toronto: Rich and aimless Farrell Grayson is thrilled when the mysterious leader of the ultra-secret Hawkspear Society invites him into the fold. But when he learns exactly what he has to do to prove himself, Farrell starts to question everything he thought he knew about family, loyalty, and himself….
Fate has brought these young people together, but ancient magic threatens to rip them apart.
Sounds epic! We got our signed copy from the book launch, and we’re so excited to read it!